Michelle Obama isn’t exactly the most beloved First Lady to ever occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., especially after she blatantly disrespected the American Flag after her husband was elected. But if people didn’t like her before, they’re really not going to like her after what she had to say about her time as a public servant and what she has planned for when she leaves the White House.
While every First Lady to date has enjoyed their position as a public servant, the same can’t be said for the entitled princess in the White House now. In fact, her contempt for the office and her duty to this country couldn’t be more disgusting if she had tried.
A new book detailing the Fist “Lady’s” feelings on her role alongside her husband, Barack, reveals she has nothing but scorn for being in the public eye, and she apparently can’t wait to get out of the White House for one specific reason – to make millions of book deals. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.
MailOnline has more about Michelle’s contempt for having her entire life funded by the taxpayers:
Michelle’s aides state that she, herself, is looking forward to the day she can walk out of what she calls a ‘really nice prison’, be a former first lady and make those big bucks herself on book deals and speaking fees.
Hillary earned a near-record advance of a reported $8 million when she penned a book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster in the final month of Bill’s presidency to write about her years as first lady.
Michelle is so frustrated in the White House, she’s eager to exit the fishbowl. She longs to be a private person again.
When the Obamas moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Michelle was 45 and it was the first time in her adult life that she was not working.
Back in her hometown of Chicago, she was earning $275,000 annually as vice president of external affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
She loved the job.
Over the past seven years, Michelle’s unhappiness is evident in the increasingly difficult access to her as first lady.
‘Requests to the first lady’s East Wing office for an interview are normally politely declined’, stated veteran CBS News correspondent Bill Plant who has covered the White House since 1981.
Friends of the first lady say that Michelle’s unhappiness as first lady is the reason for that hard line.
She is on her fourth social secretary after the departure of Jeremy Bernard, the first man and first openly gay social secretary.
Turnover in her East Wing office is higher than most of her predecessors.
Barack is aware of his wife’s unhappiness but there’s little he can do until his term is over. He’s too involved in policy making as well crafting his political legacy in these final months.
Michelle has never enjoyed politics, glad-handing and raising money.
She was also apparently upset that she couldn’t spend the taxpayers’ money at will, which led to a dust up between Michelle and then-press secretary Robert Gibbs.
Gibbs, who had worked for Barack for six years, was instrumental in averting a potentially explosive public relations nightmare in September 2010 when a French publication reported that Michelle confided in French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy that her own position as first lady was hell.
‘Don’t ask! It’s hell. I can’t stand it!’ Michelle allegedly whispered to the former supermodel.
Gibbs smothered the story but when he was told that Michelle was not happy with how he handled the situation, he cursed and the following year, he handed in his resignation.
Gibbs had been one of few who were ever critical of what transpired in the East Wing.
He was concerned that Michelle’s decision in 2009 to hire decorator Michael Smith, to handle some work in their private quarters would subject the Obamas to public backlash.
Smith had been linked to an outrageously expensive redecoration of ousted Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain’s office with a $1200 trashcan and an $87,000 rug — expenditures viewed as Wall Street greed during the financial crisis.
Barack agreed with Gibbs and Smith was asked to order from stores like Anthropologie.
The event fueled Michelle’s resentment that her husband’s advisers were reviewing her decisions.
From the beginning of her term as first lady, Michelle made it clear that she had no interest in following in Hillary’s footsteps and playing a role in the West Wing.
So apparently Michelle despises everything about her lavish life that she doesn’t have to pay for. Isn’t that nice? Of course, we knew she had zero appreciation for her life’s success after she made the comment, “all this for a damn flag” at a 9/11 memorial ceremony at Ground Zero in New York, so is any of this really surprising?
Look at the bright side; for once, we can actually agree with Michelle about something – we can’t wait for her and our Affirmative Action president to vacate the People’s House either.